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Breaking: JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing at JFK After Bird Strike

A JetBlue flight made an emergency landing at JFK after a bird strike upon takeoff from Westchester Airport Friday morning, authorities said.

The FAA said the Airbus A320 bound for West Palm Beach, Fla. declared an emergency at about 9:30 a.m.

The plane, which took off from the airport in White Plains at 8:53 a.m., landed safely at JFK.

No injuries were reported.

Police haul off haulers

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The Suffolk County Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Section, in conjunction with New York State Police, NYS Department of Taxation and NYS Environmental Conservation Police, issued 40 summonses and placed 3 tankers out of service at a fuel carrier checkpoint last night into this morning.

The inter-agency enforcement initiative was conducted to ensure compliance with commercial motor vehicle and hazardous material safety regulations and with NYS tax laws, and to address environmental safety issues associated with fuel tanker trucks.  A total of 15 trucks were inspected during the 6 hour checkpoint.

The Motor Carrier Safety Section and New York State Police issued 25 summonses for equipment violations and placed 3 cargo tankers out of service for safety hazards.The New York State Department of Taxation cited 7 trucks for violations of the New York State tax laws.

The New York State Environmental Conservation Police issued 8 summonses for violations of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law.

 

End of an era

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Entenmann’s will soon close down operations at its Bay Shore bakery.

“Newsday” reports the move will affect more than 170 of the plant’s workers.  The company first opened the facility in 1961, and cites operating costs as a factor for shutting it down.

Mint shooting suspect arrested

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A 21-year-old Bronx man is pleading not guilty in a deadly shooting at Roosevelt Field Mall.

Tyshaun Phillips was arraigned yesterday on second-degree murder charges and police say other charges could follow. Phillips is accused in the March 16th shooting at the Mint, a restaurant and lounge in Garden City.  Nassau County police say gunfire erupted during a fight among customers.  One man was shot in the leg and another, Emmanuel Barnett, was shot in the head and died later of his injuries.

Busted

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A Long Island gang member accused of executing his girlfriend and her two-year-old son in 2010 has reportedly been arrested in Nicaragua.

“NBC 4 New York” reports Juan Elias Garcia was detained near the U.S. Embassy in Managua on Thursday before officials handed him over to the FBI. Garcia was put on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” List on Wednesday.

Garcia and other MS-13 gang members are accused of luring Vanessa Aguenta and two-year-old Diego Torres to a wooded area in Central Islip where they were executed.  This is believed to be the first time an MS-13 member has been put on the “Ten Most Wanted” list.